Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Most overrated movies of all time?


Recommended Posts

I'm just going to come right out and say it - The Godfather.  I watched this again the other day (My 3rd watching, I think), and I just don't understand the following this movie has.  The acting isn't really that special, the story isn't all that compelling, and the cinematography is certainly nothing to write home about.  The only thing I can think of that lends to it's success and following is the fact that maybe it came out when there really weren't a lot of other "mob" movies?  However, now we have films like Casino and Goodfellas that do a far better job, IMHO.

 

What movies do you find overrated? 

  • Thank You 1
  • That Rocks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

My vote for most overrated film in history goes to The Blair Witch Project.  I could not believe this film actually made it into the box office.  I could not watch it, it was so poorly done.  It was as if a bunch of teenagers went out into the woods with their cell phone camera's taking footage.  Besides, it was so jerky and unsteady it made me nauseous.  Worst film I've ever suffered through, though only briefly since I shut it off.

  • Thank You 2
  • That Rocks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Turbo said:

My vote for most overrated film in history goes to The Blair Witch Project.  I could not believe this film actually made it into the box office.  I could not watch it, it was so poorly done.  It was as if a bunch of teenagers went out into the woods with their cell phone camera's taking footage.  Besides, it was so jerky and unsteady it made me nauseous.  Worst film I've ever suffered through, though only briefly since I shut it off.

 

Agreed - I remember the marketing strategy of this film was genius... Unfortunately, that's about all it had going for it.  I don't recall ever being less "afraid" watching a horror movie, than I was watching this one!

  • Haha 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Blair witch project, lol such a bad movie.  It was filmed in the country west of Baltimore near Frederick!  A bunch of kids for a school project I think!

 

i could not watch it!

 

barry

  • That Rocks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Turbo said:

Besides, it was so jerky and unsteady it made me nauseous. 

I remember reading an article about this movie by humorist Dave Barry.  He said they must have made the cinematic decision to strap the camera to the head of a hyperactive seal.

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Turbo said:

My vote for most overrated film in history goes to The Blair Witch Project.  I could not believe this film actually made it into the box office.  I could not watch it, it was so poorly done.  It was as if a bunch of teenagers went out into the woods with their cell phone camera's taking footage.  Besides, it was so jerky and unsteady it made me nauseous.  Worst film I've ever suffered through, though only briefly since I shut it off.

 
18 hours ago, Daddyjt said:

Agreed - I remember the marketing strategy of this film was genius... Unfortunately, that's about all it had going for it.  I don't recall ever being less "afraid" watching a horror movie, than I was watching this one!

 

15 hours ago, BarryG said:

Blair witch project, lol such a bad movie.  It was filmed in the country west of Baltimore near Frederick!  A bunch of kids for a school project I think!

 

i could not watch it!

 

barry

 
15 hours ago, PhilDent said:

I remember reading an article about this movie by humorist Dave Barry.  He said they must have made the cinematic decision to strap the camera to the head of a hyperactive seal.

 
What a bunch of losers. You guys couldn't identify great cinematography if it was dropped on your heads via a 70mm IMAX film roll !!! Newsflash - it was supposed to be filmed all herky-jerky. It made it more lifelike and super scary - duhhh !!! Tell me you didn't have terror in your heart when Heather found Mike standing in the corner, screaming his name - and he wouldn't turn around - and then the camera dropped. 😲😲😲😲😲😲
 
Talk about true talent in cinematography !!! Why don't you Scorsese wannabes take your $60,000 and make a cinematic masterpiece? I'll wait...
 
Next you're going to say that Barney Rubble wasn't a good actor.
 
Stick to reviewing stereo gear guys, stick to stereo gear.
  • Haha 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

"Of all time" covers a lot, including before a single one of us was alive.  With that in mind, I'd have to give the nod for the most over-rated (and hyper-hyped) Hollywood contribution to 1939's Gone With The Wind.  Selznick's Technicolor fantasy-depiction of the Old South, it tells the story of Scarlett, who starts out as a self-centered brat and nearly four spectacular hours and a surfeit of popcorn later is still a self-centered brat.  Gable wouldn't even attempt to sound the least bit Southern, Leslie Howard always turned my stomach, and Olivia deHavilland 's character was so wet you could irrigate Arabia with her.

It gets worse - the original showing was in two parts, over two nights, so you had to pay up twice to see the whole gruesome production.

 

RobertR

 

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, RobertR said:

...it tells the story of Scarlett, who starts out as a self-centered brat and nearly four spectacular hours and a surfeit of popcorn later is still a self-centered brat....


And here we thought millennials were a new thing....:-)  

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not a fan of any film or TV program that includes scenes depicting NFL/College football players. 

The uniforms and "actors" never look authentic - neither do the scenes they are depicting.

That being said - I believe Debbie Does Dallas is way over rated.

Edited by itchitch
  • That Rocks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, itchitch said:

I am not a fan of any film or TV program that includes scenes depicting NFL/College football players. 

The uniforms and "actors" never look authentic - neither do the scenes they are depicting....


when I was just a kid, I thought all boxing was just like the “Rocky” movies. Imagine my disappointment when I first watched real boxing, lol. Over time I grew to (somewhat) appreciate boxing - then you realize that just one of those huge punches would likely send someone to the hospital...

  • Thank You 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...